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Real Estate Can Be Put in a Trust

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Trusts are valuable estate planning tools that have many different uses. Without the help of a attorney well versed in trusts, it can be difficult to know when to use a trust, what type of trust to create, and what property to transfer into the trust. One question that often arises is whether you… Read More »

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Updating My Will

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One of the most common estate planning mistakes is forgetting about updating your will. Estate planning is an ongoing process that should reflect your current life circumstances. An outdated will can cause more harm than good. If you need to make changes to your will, contact Nici Law Firm. When Should You Update Your… Read More »

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Why Choose Florida as Your Residence

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There are many reasons why you might choose Florida as your residence. The sunny weather is a big draw of course but there are legal advantages when it comes to your estate plan to consider Florida. Below are four benefits of choosing Florida as your residence. 1. Florida Has No Income Tax. One of… Read More »

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Add a Trust to Your Estate Plan

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The first thing that comes to mind when most people think of estate planning is the Last Will and Testament. But there are an estate plan estate planning tools that you should consider, including a trust. A trust is a legal vehicle that allows a third party (the trustee) to hold and manage assets… Read More »

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What Are 4 More Things You Need to Know About Estate Planning

By Nici Law Firm, P.L. |

Below are four more things you need to know about estate planning in Naples, Florida from top estate planning attorney James Nici. Do I Need to Update My Estate Plan After Moving to Florida? If you move to Naples, you should have an attorney licensed in Florida review your estate plan and update the… Read More »

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What Is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust

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Naples estate planning attorney James Nici explains the difference between these common estate planning documents, a will and a trust. 1. The Difference Between a Will and a Trust There are several key differences between a will and a trust. The first difference is when they are effective. A will only become effective when… Read More »

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Establishing Florida Domicile

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How Do You Establish Florida Residency? Having a Florida domicile means that you reside permanently in the state and can take advantage of all the state programs and benefits, including no income tax, estate, or inheritance tax. For many people, there is a substantial financial incentive to establishing Florida residency. If you do not… Read More »

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Do I Need a HIPPA Authorization in My Estate Plan?

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Including a HIPPA Authorization in Your Naples Estate Plan A HIPPA authorization is usually an essential part of a comprehensive Naples estate plan. If you have questions about if and why to incorporate a HIPPA release into your estate plan, you should contact estate planning attorney James R. Nici in Naples, Florida.  Board Certified… Read More »

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Who Should Have a Copy of My Will?

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What Should You Do with Your Will? Finishing your will is a huge accomplishment. However, one more step must be taken after you complete your will. You must decide where to store the document and to who you should give a copy. Where Should You Keep the Original Will in Naples? It is critical… Read More »

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Inheritance Tax Protection in Florida

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How to Reduce Estate and Inheritance Tax in Florida The state of Florida does not have an inheritance or estate tax. Despite this, you may worry about taxes upon your beneficiaries. You do want to be aware of what taxes may be when estate planning. Even though you will not owe estate or inheritance… Read More »

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